4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Although the description said we would have one hour shopping time, we did not. and we returned to the ship one hour early!
Although the description said we would have one hour shopping time, we did not. and we returned to the ship one hour early! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I took a private tour through Overlord Tours to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Bayeux & Honfleur.I was glad I had my winter coat as it was pretty chilly at the beach. We had free time to wander the cemetery & use the w/c ... Read More
I took a private tour through Overlord Tours to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Bayeux & Honfleur.I was glad I had my winter coat as it was pretty chilly at the beach. We had free time to wander the cemetery & use the w/c which was free. In Bayeux, where there's a famous tapestry & a lovely Cathedral, I saw neither as we spent so long waiting for lunch in the little bistro a nice family from the tour let me join them at. It also poured down rain when we left the cafe. Honfleur was a lovely place, such beautiful architecture, fishing vessels & very touristy. There was a carousel there & lovely flowers in bloom in the middle of the road. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Not much to do/see in la-harve. You can walk from the terminal to the centre about 30 min walk.
Not much to do/see in la-harve. You can walk from the terminal to the centre about 30 min walk. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Truth be told, there’s not much to do here unless you arrive on a market day, as we did. The town market is fun, the food selection is wonderfully French and there are a number of nice eateries. Most passengers elected to take shore ... Read More
Truth be told, there’s not much to do here unless you arrive on a market day, as we did. The town market is fun, the food selection is wonderfully French and there are a number of nice eateries. Most passengers elected to take shore excursions to Paris or Normandy, we elected to take it easy and experience the French cafe life for a few hours. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
This was my second time in this port. The first time, I took a ship excursion to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Bayeux. It was a long day on a coach bus with limited time at any one location. Also, it was very expensive (around ... Read More
This was my second time in this port. The first time, I took a ship excursion to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Bayeux. It was a long day on a coach bus with limited time at any one location. Also, it was very expensive (around $250 pp). This time, we decided to rent a car and visit the sites that were most important to us. Because our ship was in port on a Sunday, most car rental agencies are closed, as are a lot of business in the town of Le Havre. However, although their websites say they are closed, both Rent-a-car and Sixt were opened on Sunday with limited hours for cruise passengers. Sixt is located in town, so I would recommend Rent-a-car (le_havre@rentacar.fr), which has a desk in the cruise terminal. Many of the cars are manual transmission, but we were upgraded to an automatic for free. Our car cost 90 Euros. The service at the desk is slow with one clerk, so I'd recommend getting off the ship as soon as possible to get going. Once on the road, we took the Pont de Normandie toll bridge to save time and get on the highway going west. We went to our furthest point west and worked our way back. Our first stop was Pointe du Hoc, the site of the US Ranger assault between Omaha and Utah Beaches. We got a little turned around when first out of Le Havre, but got there in about 1:45 hrs. We spent over an hour at the visitors' center, walking the paths to the point, going in German bunkers and looping back to the parking lots. The German cemetery La Cambe is nearby, but we didn't realize it so didn't take the time to go back once we were already heading east. Our second stop was Omaha Beach and the memorial. There are two parking lots. We spent a little time walking the beach and imagining what it must have been like for the soldiers. Then we traveled to the nearby American cemetery, which contains 9387 graves of soldiers killed in the events surrounding D-Day. The visitors' center was closed for renovation (scheduled to reopen June 1, 2019), so we spent our time walking around the cemetery and memorial. They offer free tours at certain times. We caught the tail end of a tour so asked the guide a few questions. From there, we felt like we were running out of time so we got back on the road. We stopped in Benouville. British gliders crash landed and captured the Pegasus Bridge in the hours leading up to the D-Day beach invasion. A modern draw bridge crosses the canal now, but the original is housed in a park at the memorial museum down the street along with a glider. From there, we hurried back to the port just in time for all-aboard. We cut it a little close for comfort and didn't even have time to gas up our car. Regardless, renting a car was totally worth it. It was a lot less expensive than the tours and we had the flexibility to do what we wanted. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
It was a Sunday, nothing was open in the city. Again, my excursion was taken away because I asked if there was a way to avoid the two hour walk in Roen. They refused to even call the vendor to see if an accomodation could be made.
It was a Sunday, nothing was open in the city. Again, my excursion was taken away because I asked if there was a way to avoid the two hour walk in Roen. They refused to even call the vendor to see if an accomodation could be made. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
There is not much to do in Le Havre itself. Too much hassle to go to Paris (takes 3 hours)
There is not much to do in Le Havre itself. Too much hassle to go to Paris (takes 3 hours) Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Our trip continued after the cruise and we were fighting colds so we did laundry on the ship and skipped an excursion to Honfleur we booked privately.
Our trip continued after the cruise and we were fighting colds so we did laundry on the ship and skipped an excursion to Honfleur we booked privately. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Honfleur is beautiful and worth a visit. Approx 20 mins from Le Havre so easy to get to. We had four hours and that was sufficient. Harbour is cracking.
Honfleur is beautiful and worth a visit. Approx 20 mins from Le Havre so easy to get to. We had four hours and that was sufficient. Harbour is cracking. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
The gateway to Paris (although a train from London is quicker!). In other words get out of here as soon as you can. No discerning features!
The gateway to Paris (although a train from London is quicker!). In other words get out of here as soon as you can. No discerning features! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Took shuttle bus into town. Was raining and many of the shops appeared closed, so not much excitement other than a tram ride to the beach, in the rain.
Took shuttle bus into town. Was raining and many of the shops appeared closed, so not much excitement other than a tram ride to the beach, in the rain. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We felt there wasn't too much in Le Havre so took the Bee Le Havre bus to Honfluer, well worth it. Difficult to get there by public transport and very expensive by taxi.
We felt there wasn't too much in Le Havre so took the Bee Le Havre bus to Honfluer, well worth it. Difficult to get there by public transport and very expensive by taxi. Read Less

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